After legal proceedings in the Kopardia gang-rape and murder case spanning one-and-half years, a sessions court in Ahmednagar has finally awarded death penalty to three accused Jitendra Shinde (25), Santosh Bhaval (36) and Nitin Bhailume (26).
The Court convicted the accused on November 18 for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old minor in 2016. The death sentence was awarded on November 29 by additional Special Judge Suvarna Kevale.
On 13 July 2016, the body of the minor was recovered in a field in the Kopardi village of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. The police had earlier said that the accused broke her limbs and inflicted injuries all over her body before strangulating her.